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Giants sign right-hander Chad Gaudin to minor league contract

Dec 13, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

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According to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press, the Giants have signed right-hander Chad Gaudin to a minor league contract. The deal presumably includes an invite to major league spring training.

Gaudin, who turns 30 in March, owns a 4.63 ERA over 10 seasons in the majors. He posted a 4.54 ERA and 57/26 K/BB ratio over 69 1/3 innings with the Marlins this past season, pitching mostly in middle relief.

If Gaudin makes the Giants’ bullpen, he will be with his ninth different MLB team. With his history of weird facial hair, it seems to be a pretty good match.

  1. uyf1950 - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Having seen Gaudin pitch when he was with the Yankees if the Giants harbor any hope of repeating as World Series Champions they should NOT let Gaudin near the big league team.

    • proudlycanadian - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:51 PM

      With the Yankees, was he responsible for too many “hanging chads”?

      • kkolchak - Dec 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM

        He hung a buch of Chads during his brief tenure with the Nats–to the tune of a 2.400 WHIP and a 6.48 ERA–one of the worst pitchers I’ve ever had the displeasure of seeing in person.

  2. genericcommenter - Dec 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    They just want to see his wife.

  3. yankeepunk3000 - Dec 13, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    hey the world champion giants finally sign a new player besides there own…hurray? come on giants go get swish you need some pop you have the money…he can help stabilize your line up a bit

  4. yankeepunk3000 - Dec 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    you know pitching in San Fran…he’s numbers might not be that bad…only about two parks can he hit a 420 foot flyball out so who knows…he might do ok

  5. temporarilyexiled - Dec 14, 2012 at 7:24 AM

    They’re just taking a flier on him. If and only if he shows he’s better than what’s already been stated does he get a chance to try to break into an already great bullpen.

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